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Unlock Dinosaur

Unlock: Exotic Adventures

*Spoiler Free* I love escape-room games. There are lots to choose from now, but the two series that have risen to the top are the Exit games and the Unlock adventures. The key difference...
Pretty Clever Box

Pretty Clever

I’ve never really been into roll-and-write games.  I played plenty of Yahtzee as a kid, which was fine, but the whole system felt outdated to me.  However, roll-and-write games seem to have made something...
Heaven & Ale

Heaven & Ale

The Spiel nominees were announced recently and one of the surprise nominations was a game called Heaven & Ale.  It’s been nominated for the Kennerspiel des Jahres – the “Strategy Game of the Year”...
The Mind

The Mind

Boardgaming, as a hobby, is rarely controversial.  People get together, play games and generally enjoy themselves.  People have very different tastes in games of course, but when one group of people say a game...
Catan Board

Classics: Catan

Settlers of Catan (as it was first known) was the original gateway game.  I know so many people who got into the hobby through Catan.  Even today, over 20 years since its release, I...
Arkham Horror Boxfront

Classics: Arkham Horror

Back in 2005, when gaming was ruled by dry Euros (at least, the BGG rankings were), what was missing was adventure.  The kind that could suck you into another time and place.  The kind...
Paperback vs Hardback

Paperback vs. Hardback

Paperback is an excellent little mashup of a word game with a deckbuilder.  It was on Kickstarter a few years ago, but it took quite a bit of time to seep into the collective...
Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Rising Sun is the latest dudes-on-a-map game from CMON.  It was designed by Eric M. Lang, the designer of Blood Rage (among many other games), who is now CMON’s resident designer.  It was on...
Myth Dark Frontier

Myth: Dark Frontier

Myth is one of my Top 10 Games of All Time.  So when Myth: Dark Frontier was announced, I was very interested, assuming it was an expansion for Myth.  Not so, however.  Dark Frontier...
7 Wonders

Classics: 7 Wonders

If you came up with a rating for boardgames that combined how good they were with how versatile they are (ie. how many different situations you can play them in), I think 7 Wonders...